A man who pleaded guilty to raping a woman in the southern Indian state of Kerala has been sentenced to five years in prison.
A woman told police that she was raped by the accused in a hotel room on the outskirts of the city of Ernakulam, the capital, on August 1, 2019.
She was attacked for nearly 10 hours before she was rushed to hospital.
After his sentencing, a woman’s father told reporters, “I hope that justice is done for the victim.”
The man, identified as Shanti, was arrested on the same day after the woman came forward with her complaint, the Associated Press news agency reported.